Oman Journal of Ophthalmology

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2017  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 250--252

Treatment of unilateral zone I cytomegalovirus retinitis in acute lymphoblastic leukemia with oral valganciclovir and intravitreal ganciclovir


Koushik Tripathy1, Kanhaiya Mittal1, Pradeep Venkatesh1, Sameer Bakhshi2, Rohan Chawla1 
1 Department of Retina and Uvea, Dr. Rajendra Prasad Centre for Ophthalmic Sciences, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India
2 Department of Medical Oncology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India

Correspondence Address:
Rohan Chawla
Department of Retina and Uvea, Dr. Rajendra Prasad Centre for Ophthalmic Sciences, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi - 110 029
India

Cytomegalovirus retinitis (CMVR) is an opportunistic infection seen in immunocompromised patients, especially suffering from acquired immune deficiency syndrome. It is uncommonly seen in hematological malignancies and in patients on immunosuppressants. The authors present a 12-year-old girl with unilateral CMVR who was on maintenance phase therapy for mixed phenotype (B/myeloid) leukemia. Serology for human immunodeficiency virus was negative. The child was successfully treated with oral valganciclovir and repeated intravitreal ganciclovir injections. CMVR in pediatric population with leukemia can be successfully treated with oral valganciclovir and intravitreal ganciclovir injections.


How to cite this article:
Tripathy K, Mittal K, Venkatesh P, Bakhshi S, Chawla R. Treatment of unilateral zone I cytomegalovirus retinitis in acute lymphoblastic leukemia with oral valganciclovir and intravitreal ganciclovir.Oman J Ophthalmol 2017;10:250-252


How to cite this URL:
Tripathy K, Mittal K, Venkatesh P, Bakhshi S, Chawla R. Treatment of unilateral zone I cytomegalovirus retinitis in acute lymphoblastic leukemia with oral valganciclovir and intravitreal ganciclovir. Oman J Ophthalmol [serial online] 2017 [cited 2019 Jun 19 ];10:250-252
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